One night at dinner at Agriturismo Ramusè, I watched with delight as Paolo Ciccioli spent a full 30 seconds shaving a black truffle over my pasta. (I’m not exaggerating—I have the iPhone video to prove it.) That was just the primo piatto, halfway through a dinner in which all three courses included a luxurious amount of truffles, during a stay in w...

On the surface, the specialties of Le Marche don't “differ” from Italian standards –  but it's the terroir of this Central Italian region that adds the special touch, rendering them unmistakably Marchigiani. Located on the Adriatic Sea south of Emilia-Romagna, north of Abruzzo, and east of Tuscany and Umbria, the region shines. Here are six must-tr...

"You see, our Le Marche is as beautiful as Tuscany, but it's not in fashion," says Giovanni Meschini, former manager of Poltrona Frau, now dedicated to the Fattoria Colmone della Marca, on the clayey hills of San Severino Marche. “Yet, whoever discovers us invariably falls in love. The reason is simple: you don't feel like a stranger here. Even if...

The castle is perched on a cliff overlooking the Mutino valley. High walls, towers, squares, paved streets, flowers and plants along the streets welcome the visitor.  The silence, broken only by the flock of century-old oaks and the light mountain air draw the picture of a landscape of the soul, where reality becomes almost fantastic, recalling ima...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...

Near the famed Frasassi Caves of Italy’s Marche region is a lesser known mountain cave which guards a neoclassical temple inside. The octagonal-shaped the Temple of Valadier takes its name from the architect who designed it in the 19th century - Giuseppe Valadier, one of the most important Neoclassical architects in Italy. The small temple, which s...

Choosing a holiday in Porto Recanati, a sea town in the Marche, means diving into a colorful seaside town that offers relaxation and leisure, art and culture, and interesting nightlife in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Porto Recanati is a municipality that enjoys an excellent central position along the coast of the Marche, in central Italy, a...

Enit apre al pubblico l’Archivio storico del turismo italiano. Da oggi sarà visibile a tutti l’inestimabile patrimonio culturale dell’Ente nazionale del Turismo italiano. Oltre 100mila tra diapositive, manifesti e foto digitalizzate e in continuo aggiornamento a mano a mano che riaffiorano i reperti. L’Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo va ora alla rice...

Now it’s confirmed: following a successful first season, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy will be back for seconds. Having already covered the ‘Big Six’ on a food safari through Italy (Milan, Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany), where should host - and late-blooming sex-symbol - Stanley Tucci head next? Below ar...

With this quote, the famous philosopher Kierkegaard wants us to think about how important walking is in our everyday life. Also, it is the perfect solution for difficult times: this is the best way to escape your routine. So, wheter you just need some time for yourself or you need to care about your mental and phisical health, walking is what you n...